In its March 25, 2013 issue, The National Law Journal (NLJ) selected David Stern, Executive Director of Equal Justice Works, as one of 100 lawyers in the nation to have the biggest impact on the legal world.
The National Law Journal has selected 100 lawyers who shape the legal world through their work in the courtroom, at the negotiating table, in the classroom or in government. They have taken on major legal battles and orchestrated the biggest corporate deals. They've tackled unpopular causes and helped run giant corporations…. The lawyers here were chosen by the NLJ's editors, aided by nominations from the legal community and research by our reporting staff…. Our goal, in the end, was to identify members of law's power elite. (For complete article, see The National Law Journal.)
Executive Director, Equal Justice Works
For two decades, David Stern has been at the forefront of efforts to extend the reach of public interest law and has served as a powerful voice in the fight for equal access to justice. As executive director of Washington-based Equal Justice Works, Stern, 53, has helped send more than 1,200 attorneys and 2,500 law students into public interest fellowships across the country – serving thousands of clients in need. His pro bono efforts have attracted powerful support from major law firms and big business and have created an alumni association that populates some of the top positions at public interest groups around the country. (For more information on Equal Justice Works, see www.equaljusticeworks.org.)
Legal Results = Is renowned for his or her ability to get results for clients.
Thought Leadership = Is known for cutting-edge commentary about legal issues.